Wearing his white home uniform, Price faced hitters in two simulated innings Saturday at Fenway Park. He threw 30 pitches, took one between-innings break, and didn’t report any discomfort in his balky left elbow during a brief conversation with manager John Farrell.
“It was a quality workday for him,” Farrell said. “Accomplished what the plan was, and that was for two simulated innings after he warmed up. Good intensity. So that was a good day for him.”
Price is expected to throw a light bullpen session Monday, according to Farrell, and if all goes as planned, he would get back on the mound at Fenway for a three-inning, 45-pitch simulated game on Thursday.
The Red Sox continue to avoid putting a timetable on Price’s return, but he’s following a spring training-style progression that could put him in line to begin a minor-league rehab assignment during the second week of May.